Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Am I a Trekkie Now
Which leads me to - a week or so ago I saw a box set of the entire seven seasons of DS9 that had been discounted to a crazy low price. I had to snap it up and I've started watching the series from scratch, intending to eventually get all seven seasons under my belt. At the moment I'm a quarter of the way through season 2 and have just watched the episode in which Sisko is lusting after the elusive sexy alien bird. I'm told that the DS9 was at its best from season three onwards, but I've quite enjoyed what I've seen thus far and at the rate I'm watching the discs I'll likely get through the entire thing in a month or two.
On the strength of what I've seen thus far the strongest characters seem to be Odo and Quark, though Doctor Bashir is coming into his own. I've seen some episodes from later seasons and I know that character becomes something of a double act with O'Brian but there not much sense of that in these early episodes. I also find that Sisko, supposedly the lead character, is very underdeveloped and isn't at all as interesting as others in the cast. This would of course change as the series went on.
However from what I've seen so far I think the second season was an improvement on the first - the season started with an excellent three part story that saw the space station itself at peril, and since then there's been some great episodes. Rules of Acquisition was a firm favourite for me but then it would be given that it is a Ferengi storyline and I do so enjoy the Ferengi.
Ahh well I'll be back with another batch of DS9 thoughts after I've gotten through a couple of more seasons. Who knows by then I may be wearing a Star Trek shirt and speaking Klingon.
Live long and prosper